- Japan Premiere
Special Programs <In & Out of Work: Looking at Asia through the Prism of Employment>
Director: Mario CORNEJO
2015｜Philippines｜96min｜Language: English, Filipino｜Subtitles: Japanese, English
|3/5 (Sun)||16:30 *Sold Out||Cine Libre Umeda 4|
|3/10 (Fri)||18:30||Hankyu Umeda Hall||◎|
- Sid LUCERO
Ana ABAD SANTOS
True story: In the 1970s, the famous surfing scene from the movie “Apocalypse Now” was filmed in Baler, a sleepy town in the northern part of the Philippines. After production on the film wrapped, a single surfboard was lost in the ocean, recovered by a fisherman and sold to five local boys who became the first Philippine surfing champions.
More recently, Baler is now becoming a tourist destination, perhaps because of its ties to the film. There are many people in the town with ties, as well. Ford, a surfing instructor from the Philippines, has been told his whole life he’s the son of Francis Ford Coppola. Once handsome and popular, he finds he has wasted his youth waiting as his mother petitions the director to acknowledge Ford as his son. As the surfing season ends and a new surfing champion in Baler starts to attract attention, Ford is forced to confront his past actions, inactions, and the stories of his life.
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